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Opposition maintains ambitious targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after electionLabor is proposing two emissions trading schemes – one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull – in a climate policy that trumps the Coalition’s ambition but minimises the hit on household power bills and leaves important detail to be determined post-election
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2016-04-26 14:00:30
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When ministers and climate change negotiators from the world's poorest countries gathered in Kinshasa recently, they were dismayed at a proposal from the Third World Network (TWN) urging them not to rush into signing the new Paris climate agreement at a U.N. ceremony this week
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2016-04-18 07:37:33
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - CalPERS, the largest public U.S. pension fund and a Noble Energy Inc shareholder, urged fellow stakeholders in the company to support a proposal requiring the oil and gas company to report risks associated with climate change.
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2016-04-13 11:59:41
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Study indicates ‘very high adverse effects’ on the environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on the lower mainstream Mekong riverVietnam has predicted “very high adverse effects” on the Mekong river environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream.
The warning is the result of a 2 1/2 year study submitted by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
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2016-04-05 04:06:13
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - A commission tasked with safeguarding funds for the shutdown of Germany's nuclear plants will present proposals at the end of April, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.
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2016-03-15 04:48:14
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Coal-reliant country may be trying to slow the rise of renewable energy with a clampdown on turbine construction and maintenance, say analystsA draft Polish law that would impose a raft of exacting demands on windfarm developers is nothing less than a bid to sabotage the country’s renewable energy prospects, according to Europe’s wind industry
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2016-03-03 11:02:19
Monday, February 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The next head of the U.N. process to tackle climate change should come from one of the world's poorest countries, which led an ambitious drive to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in the new Paris deal, a leading expert has proposed.
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2016-02-22 15:18:50
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Tuesday to require that environmental reviews of proposed oil pipelines consider greenhouse gas effects, and said it was not his role to be a cheerleader for such projects.

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2016-01-26 09:55:47
Thursday, January 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules as soon as Friday to curb methane leaks from oil and natural gas production, its latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy production under its control, sources familiar with the plan said.
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2016-01-21 17:11:31
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Directive to CEFC to focus on innovative and emerging technologies will enhance support for windfarms and small-scale solar projectsThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been directed to focus on innovative and emerging technologies, reversing a mandate by the former prime minister Tony Abbott that would have specifically blocked funding for windfarms and small-scale solar projects
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2015-12-23 23:02:49
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Critics including Greenpeace UK say proposals affecting solar panels and wind turbines make a mockery of David Cameron’s claims to climate leadershipThe government has shocked the renewable energy industry by proposing a massive hike in VAT on solar panels and wind turbines from next summer.The moves, announced by the revenue and customs authority, HMRC, made “a mockery of (David) Cameron’s claims to climate leadership” say critics and come amid proposed cuts of almost 90% in some solar subsidies
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2015-12-09 13:04:58
Sunday, December 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Contrary to the article by James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change, 3 December), many scientists around the world remain sceptical that nuclear is the answer, or even part of the answer, to climate change. The academic authors have a fine record in identifying the causes and consequences of climate change, but their proposed solution simply doesn’t make sense
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2015-12-06 14:11:59
Monday, November 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
CALGARY (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders said on Monday.
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2015-11-23 18:32:21
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Policy proposes new authority to oversee $5bn of construction in clean energy generation and a 15-year pipeline of projects through direct investmentThe Greens will seek to build momentum for more ambitious action on climate change by calling for the creation of a new government authority to help Australia reach a 90% target for renewable energy by 2030
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2015-11-21 07:01:14
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Proposed cuts will halt solar panel schemes on up to 45,000 UK social homes, that could save households £200 a year on energy bills, say renewable energy firmsPlans to put solar panels on up to 45,000 social houses in the UK will be shelved if government subsidy cuts go ahead in January as promised, renewable energy companies have told the Guardian
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2015-11-18 06:32:29